Commits start playoff journey

Most of USC's 11 commits will be playing in the high school postseason on Friday

Updated: November 17, 2011, 3:22 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
USC's verbal commitments have finished regular-season play, but a majority of them still will be busy Friday in the first round of the Southern California playoffs. WeAreSC takes a look at what the postseason holds for the Trojans commits.

TE Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (Rocklin, Calif./Whitney): Whitney is already into the second round of the playoffs after posting a 48-21 victory over Woodland Pioneer. Cope-Fitzpatrick caught two passes for 45 yards, including a 20-yarder for a touchdown. This week, Cope-Fitzpatrick and Whitney take on Elk Grove Cosumnes Oaks and cornerback Marcus Rios, which shut out No. 3 seed Manteca, 14-0, in the first round. Cope-Fitzpatrick currently has 24 receptions for 351 yards and three touchdowns along with 28 tackles and three sacks on defense.